Posted on 18 Nov 2015
Mohegan Sun poses a challenge to Foxwoods as the premier casino in the northeast. It has 364,000 ft² (33.816 m²) space of location along the banks of the Thames River at the heart of the scenic foothills of southeastern Connecticut, halfway between New York City and Boston where 60 percent of the state's tourism is concentrated. The casino contains more than 6,000 slot machines, a race book and a full range of table games including blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, Caribbean stud poker, keno and baccarat. The race book offers live horse or greyhound racing from around the U.S. as well as from Australia and England. It also offers wagering on jai-alai from Florida.
The Casino of the Sky has a functional planetarium utilizing fiber optics to display the sun, moon, and stars accompanying the lighting effects of the Wombi Rock, which is a three-story high crystal mountain crafted of alabaster and more than 12,000 individual plates of hand-selected onyx and fused into glass. A 55 ft high indoor waterfall called "Taughannick Falls", representing a treacherous crossing point during the tribe's migration.